Morgellons – If you are reading this material you or someone you love is most likely suffering tremendously. You have not received satisfactory explanation from the Medical Community as to what is causing this suffering. Morgellons disease also known as simply “Morgellons” is a medical condition where the infected has the sensation of something creeping underneath their skin and the feeling of being bitten. To skeptics this is known as formication however to Morgellons patients this skin disease is very real and not a figment of their imagination or any kind a result of drug/alcohol abuse.
Besides the sensations underneath their skin, the inflicted will suffer from persistent itchy sores and rashes all over the skin and from time to time develop multicolored (blue, black or red) fiber like protrusions within their sores and the surrounding skin.
This affliction was first recognized in 2002 when Mary Leitao, a concerned mother happened to notice several signs and symptoms in her little boy at the time. He had various sores and rashes and complained of being tormented by what he called bugs throughout his skin. He was examined by multiple doctors and were not able to find anything conclusively wrong with them. In addition to lesions on the skin, they also are afflicted by aches and pains within their muscles, knees and lower back, tendons and ligaments. They also suffer from an exhaustion which is so debilitating that it often interferes with day-to-day life. They also experience derangements in their emotional and cognitive functioning. Many of these signs of illness are also present with regard to fibromyalgia; however there aren’t fibromyalgia’s tender points with Morgellons patients. The signs and symptoms furthermore are similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, depressive disorders and other maladies.
Morgellons : A Working Hypothesis
Neural, Thyroid, Liver, Oxygen, Protein and Iron Disruption
Clifford E Carnicom
December 18 2013
This paper seeks to identify a host of organic compounds that are likely to comprise the core physical structure of biologically produced filaments characteristic of the Morgellons condition. A biological oral filament sample will be analyzed for the presence of candidate organic functional groups using the methods of infrared spectrophotometry. Potential health impacts from these same core structures are examined and compared to the observed , reported and documented symptoms (in part) of this same condition. Potential mitigating strategies, from a research perspective only, are discussed.
A body of evidence, accumulated over a period of several years, reveals that the Morgellons condition is likely characterized by a host of serious physiological and metabolic imbalances. These imbalances are caused by the disruption of a variety of major body processes including, as a minimum, the regulation of metabolism by the thyroid, potential liver enlargement, a decrease of oxygen in the circulatory system, the utilization of amino acids important to the body, the oxidation of iron and a potential impact to neural pathways. The impact of this degradation to human health can be concluded to be serious, debilitating and potentially lethal in the cumulative sense; the reports of those who suffer from the condition are in alignment with these conclusions. This paper will summarize the body of work and chronology which leads to this more comprehensive hypothesis.
The health, medical and governmental communities will again be invited to offer their expertise and contributions , as well as to assume their role of responsibility and the obligations of their professions to serve the public. Below are links to further details.